Sparky Anderson 2012 Panini Cooperstown
It’s nice to see that managers were included in the 2012 Panini Cooperstown set. After all, Cooperstown is a place for everything baseball, not just players.
Sparky Anderson would not have been elected to the Hall of Fame for his tenure as a major league player. His career lasted just 152 games in 1959.
But, as a manager, he was extremely successful. Anderson managed in the big leagues for 26 years while compiling a record of 2194-1834. He managed just two clubs during his managerial career, the Reds and the Tigers. He led those two teams to the post-season five times, ultimately winning 3 World Series championships.